check over(redirected from checks over)
To examine or assess someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "check" and "over." Don't move until the paramedics check you over. While the students were busy taking the test, I checked over their homework.
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check someone or something over
to examine someone or something closely. You should have the doctor check you over before you go back to work. The doctor checked over the children who had shown the worst symptoms. The mechanic checked the car over.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
To examine something or someone closely: I checked over the bill to make sure it was accurate. The teacher checked the students' papers over for errors.
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